Olga Meadows buys some fresh carrots from venders Cliff and Dorothy Freund at the Lorette Farmer’s Market.
Venders and buyers alike have another venue for a variety of home businesses with the launch of a new farmers market in Lorette.
Since the beginning of July, the Lorette Farmers Market has been taking place on Wednesday afternoons starting at 4 PM to 7:30 PM at the Lorette Community Complex. Each week venders from the area offer a variety of items for sale ranging from jewelry, Tupperware and clothing to homemade jams, juices and fresh produce.
Debra Mitosinka is the coordinator for the Lorette Farmers.
“I am part of the Community Led Emissions Reduction Committee and one of our initiatives was to reduce greenhouse gases by providing our community with local produce and products close to home,” explained Mitoskinka. “As a result, we are reducing the amount of greenhouse gases in the transportation and production of our food.”
With that goal in mind, the Farmer’s Market has received local support from the municipality and the local urban district.
“I am very pleased with the support of the community and local vendors,” Mitoskinka added. “One of the challenges was in trying to locate various vendors to provide a wide variety of products – I am constantly searching for local meat, produce and craft venders.”
It costs a vender $10 to set up a table each week at the farmers market which makes it very feasible venture for our vendors, noted Mitosinka.
Cliff and Dorothy Freund who own CD Trees in the RM of La Broquerie are regular venders since the Market opening.
“This is a good venue for us because we can still go to other markets during other days of the week,” explained Cliff. “It is the first year but if the customers and venders are both patient it will grow into something bigger.”
Each year, the list of local Farmer’s Markets without the region grows. Farmers markets take place in Steinbach, Vita, Ste. Anne, Piney and St. Malo. Anyone interested in the Lorette Farmer’s Market can contact Deb at 878-4650 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.